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After a major compromise that cost Nicehash users a considerable amount of bitcoin roughly two weeks ago, the full extent of this attack still remains to be seen. When Nicehash was compromised, they lost nearly $70 million worth of users bitcoin funds. As they have reportedly fixed the initial flaw that allowed the compromise, after the service came back online users quickly realized their money is essentially gone.
Fighting to Come Back on Good Terms
NICEHASH IS BACK 👉https://t.co/GPTBTgO46S 💪
Please make sure to:
– Set a new password
– Set a new 2FA
– Do not use your old deposit address
– Generate a new NiceHash wallet address
– If you used NiceHash wallet address in NiceHash miner, you need to update it pic.twitter.com/cwpyXQFv2r
— NiceHash (@NiceHashMining) December 20, 2017
As you can see in the above twitter post, users are instructed to change their password and generate a new Nicehash wallet address as the old data had been compromised. While the company is striving to ensure users remain safe they are off to a rocky (re)start.
NiceHash reportedly aims to repay the affected customers their lost coin, however the time frame in which users will be repaid is still unknown.